Preparation of Kshar Sutra
Collection of raw materials
Process of preparation :
The kshar-sutra is prepared on surgical linen no. 20.Cotton swab dipped in latex is rolled on the thread and then put for drying in the cabinet
(cabinet equipped with fan,heater and u.v.light).Such coating is done with latex & kshaara .when threads are dried ,loosley bounded kshaara particles should be brushed
with cotton swab before next coating to obtain uniform thickness.Kshaar is highly hygroscopic, so kshar coating should be done in dry atmoshphere. After complition of seven
kshar coating, three coating of curcuma longa powder is done in the same way.When prepared kshaar-sutra is completely dry,it is sealed in glass tubes with dry silica gel.
It can be used for two years. Moistured kshar-sutra should not be used . The ph of prepared kshaar-sutra is 9.7 .